New Canon S35 camcorder: Canon EOS 300C?

November 3, 2011

Today is the announcement of the new Canon S35 camcorder in Los Angeles. I’m very excited, though I bought a Sony F3 a few months ago.

There are simply no details out yet, but Canon Rumors published some new rumors today:

  • Name: Canon EOS 300C
  • EF and PL Versions
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Built in ND
  • Super35 Sensor
  • HDMI and HDSDI out
  • Hot shoe mounted monitor w/ 2 XLR ins
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Also is able to record out of SDI

I’ll keep you posted today on my Blog, Twitter and Facebook account!

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NAB Show 2011: Zacuto ZNN Report by Edi Schneider

April 26, 2011

NAB 2011 was a blast. It was great to meeting all the people who I only know on Facebook and Twitter in real life. The Zacuto / Kessler booth was the main meeting point for all DSLR filmmakers. I had a great time there!

Edi Schneider made a video about the people at the Zacuto / Kessler booth. You can watch it at the bottom of this posting.

The most important part for me wasn’t the gear, I loved it to meeting all the people there! Thank you Zacuto and Kessler Crane! See you there again in 2012!

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My Vimeo pick of the week: The Aurora by Terje Sorgjerd

April 6, 2011

First of all: Sorry for no postings on my blog the last few weeks. I’m very busy these days, but I wouldn’t be there where I’m today without this blog. Please send me threat emails if this happens again!

I’m getting lots of emails with links to short films, videos and stuff like that. I would really love to share some of these videos with you. The first film I want to share with you is an amazing timelapse film by Terje Sorgjerd. He used a Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24mm/1.4, Canon 16-35mm/2.8, Sigma 12-24mm.

Please feel free to send me your videos. Perhaps I’ll show your stuff on my blog next week!

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Aftermath – The Japanese Tsunami – A film by Dan Chung

March 14, 2011

My friend Dan Chung is currently in Japan for the Guardian. He shot this sad short film in one of the worst affected areas by the Tsunami. Our thoughts, prayers & hearts are with you all in Japan!

Here you can donate and help rebuild the lives of people affected by this! PayPal covers all processing costs!

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My big 15,000 twitter follower competition

February 2, 2011

In a few days I will reach my 15,000th Follower on Twitter. I will celebrate this great moment with many prizes. Thanks to all these great companies, which donated all that amazing gear for my competition! I have decided to create a contest on my Weblog, Facebook and Twitter.

Only make a comment on this blog-entry and write some words, why you want to win this gear!

ikan F3 – Friction Follow Focus
ikan donated a great follow focus! Thank you ikan!

I’ll post more prizes tomorrow!

It’s easy to win our special prize! You only have to publish this tweet on Twitter:

Big Follower Contest by @wiegaertner. Win prizes from @letusdirect @KesslerCrane @ikancorp @redrockmicro @glidetrack

Every tweet will be entered into a random draw in two weeks.

Twitter Prize: Glidetrack SD Shooter

You can win prizes from Kessler Crane, Redrock Micro and Letus Direct on my Facebook Page.

How to win:
1. Like my Facebook Page:

2. More instructions right here on my Facebook Page.

Here are the prizes! Thanks to all companies for donating all that great gear!

Duration of the contest: 14 days!

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My appearance in a german live television show

January 28, 2011

Last week I talked about DSLR video on a german tv channel. It was a live show and one big topic was the HDSLR revolution. I have attached the video of my appearance here, but sadly it’s only in german. In summary I like it more behind the camera, not in front. For sure! 😉

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